I purchased the La Mer Fluid Foundation a while back from Fuz's blog sale:
Official product description:
Engineered with weightless color and La Mer’s remarkable skincare benefits, this silken, lightweight fluid has the power to transform the complexion. Gemstones capture light energy to create a translucent color palette, optically erasing imperfections to reveal a naturally flawless complexion.
Created with a rare blue algae transformed through La Mer's exclusive bio-fermentation process, a Blue Algae Lift Ferment along with precious marine and plant actives immediately add radiance while working continuously to lift the skin, restoring a lasting firmness, clarity and brightness. Skin’s ability to renew itself is greatly enhanced as it is trained to sustain a smoother, softer, more resilient appearance. Flexible medium coverage brings skin a naturally luminous finish. Protects with SPF15.
It comes in a heavy glass pump bottle with a white cap. The shade I got was 01 Creme.
Texture is thick and creamy, it is definitely a foundation made for dry to normal skin. Oiler skintypes would find this too heavy. I noticed it also takes a while to dry down, which makes it difficult (in my opinion) to apply a setting powder. In fact I don't think it ever fully dries, because it always stains my powder/blush brush afterward...so I just use cream blushes instead of powder ones with this product.
Due to the creamy texture it provides a lot of coverage. However it also tends to feel and look a bit heavy on your skin. The product also tends to look very dewy, probably because of the thick texture, and because it never fully dries.
Its quite good at covering redness, but I noticed that it doesn't really hide or minimize my pores. As for the colour match of Creme, I find its a bit too dark - it makes my face slightly darker compared with my neck. Guess if I ever repurchase this product I'll go with Ivory, their lightest shade.
It does claim to have SPF 15. I think SPF in cosmetics is negligible since you aren't supposed to pile it on as much as moisturizer, so I'm not too excited by that.
Here's a look at the coverage of the foundation:
I must emphasize though that even though it looks alright in photos, in real life the foundation definitely looks a bit heavy on my skin.
Supposed to have skin care benefits
Pricey (US retail price $85)
Difficult to apply powder products afterward
Can look oily on oilier skin types
Its a fairly mediocre product - sure it covers well, but then it still gives a heavy look and just doesn't seem to dry! For the price, I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives that would do the job better without feeling overly heavy.
I've updated my blog sale with a free shipping offer - spend at least $30 on 2 items or more and you'll get free shipping anywhere in the world :)
Also I've been perusing some other blog sales lately, its kind of a nice feeling knowing you got something for cheaper. Check out some more blog sales from other bloggers:
Cris (swap only)
Jojos (swap only)
Chiara (sale or swap)
Portrait of a Lady